Sweat Power

Kinetic installations allow visitors to provide energy to buildings through exercise

Implications - A renewed interest in personal health and the environment has fueled a rise in kinetic public installations that let passersby participate in energy generation. By converting passive energy into electric energy, buildings can satisfy power needs and cater to a fitness- and eco-minded market.
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Energy Generating Dance Floors - A Sustainable Dance Club
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Warm 11,631 Clicks Pub: Oct 15, 06
Energy Generating Dance Floors
A Sustainable Dance Club
An innovative firm named Enviu has developed the world’s first energy generating dance floor as part of their Sustainable Dance Club.  From Enviu: Producing and consuming in a responsible manner are… [More]
Green Gym Equipment - The EcoMill is a Self-Charging Kinetic Energy Treadmill
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Average 15,683 Clicks Pub: Jun 4, 09
Green Gym Equipment
The EcoMill is a Self-Charging Kinetic Energy Treadmill
To work out indoors but stay eco-friendly, a person can purchase the Woodway EcoMill for $8,500. As you exercise, the battery charges so that the display maintains power. Smart. The Woodway EcoMill is… [More]
Energy-Generating Subway Station Floors - East Japan Railway Harvests Power from Commuters
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Warm 10,477 Clicks Pub: Dec 12, 08
Energy-Generating Subway Station Floors
East Japan Railway Harvests Power from Commuters
We've seen energy-generating dance floors, gyms and revolving doors, but the kinetic energy floors in testing at East Japan Railway Company's Tokyo station take passive energy one thrilling step further.… [More]
Gyms Powered by Exercising Patrons - The Green Microgym
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Untested 10,562 Clicks Pub: Aug 29, 08
Gyms Powered by Exercising Patrons
The Green Microgym
The newest gym to open in Portland, Oregon will be just as green as its lush surroundings. The Green Microgym is one of the only gyms that will take its power from a constant and considerable amount of… [More]
Man Powered Gyms - ReRev Green Gyms Turn Kinetic Energy into Electricity
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Average 3,928 Clicks Pub: Feb 11, 10
Man Powered Gyms
ReRev Green Gyms Turn Kinetic Energy into Electricity
ReRev green gyms convert the kinetic energy generated from working out into usable electrical energy. A 30-minute workout on an elliptical machine generates about 50 Watts of power, enough to charge a… [More]
Dancing to Generate Electricity - London's First Eco Club
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Mild 4,593 Clicks Pub: Jun 25, 08
Dancing to Generate Electricity
London's First Eco Club
Britain’s first eco-friendly nightclub will open soon in King’s Cross, proving being good to the environment can be a lot of fun! The party people will dance on a modified dance floor that, due to its… [More]
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